The New Jersey Devils and the Carolina Hurricanes meet in game two of their Eastern Conference semi-final series in NHL action from the PNC Arena on Friday. Let’s dive into the odds, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Carolina is a -115 home favorite and New Jersey is listed as a -105 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 5.5 goals.
Carolina’s 5-1 win over the Devils in game one made it six wins in the last eight head-to-head meetings for Carolina in this matchup.
New Jersey is 30-14 in their last 44 road games and 16-5 in their last 21 division games while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 road games. Carolina is 40-15 in their last 55 home games and 47-21 in their last 68 games overall while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games following a win.
I’m backing the ‘Canes here. Carolina just looked like the more complete team in game one and looked like they just had a lot more confidence throughout the lineup. New Jersey’s got a bright future ahead, but I don’t think they have it here. The Hurricanes are just the far better team and I look for them to get it done here and take a 2-0 series lead heading to New Jersey. Give me Carolina here.